Lucas Meikle’s breakthrough junior season at Bellarmine Prep provided a springboard to a full-ride basketball scholarship to Gonzaga University.
Meikle, a 6-foot-8 forward, committed to the Bulldogs last week, a few days after he visited the campus and was offered a scholarship.
Meikle averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds for Bellarmine Prep during the 2011-12 season. He helped the Lions place fifth at the Class 4A state tournament.
Meikle was a second-team selection to The News Tribune’s All-Area team and a first-team all-Narrows League 4A pick.
Meikle is the second South Sound basketball standout this spring to orally commit to a big-time college basketball program. Clover Park sophomore guard Ahmaad Rorie pledged Cal in March.
Lincoln’s Tre’Shaun Lexing is considering offers from Washington State, Gonzaga, Santa Clara and Cal Poly. North Carolina State has also shown interest.
PLAYOFFS PUSHED BACK
Heavy rain and unplayable fields forced the SPSL 4A baseball playoff games to be pushed back to today and Saturday.
Today at Heritage Park, Graham-Kapowsin will meet Kentlake in a loser-out contest at 4 p.m., and Beamer will play Tahoma immediately after.
At Curtis High, Auburn Riverside will take on Emerald Ridge at 4 p.m.
On Saturday, Rogers faces Kentridge, and Puyallup and Kentwood will play for the top seed to the West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament. The game times and locations have not been determined.
3A BASEBALL SEEDS SET
A day after the Narrows League 4A baseball tournament ended prematurely because of rain, the final of the league’s 3A tourney was rained out, too.
Because the game between Timberline and Yelm was canceled, the teams will be seeded into the West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament based on their finish in the league standings – Timberline is the top seed and Yelm the No. 2 seed.
The bi-district playoffs begin Tuesday.
Neither Bellarmine Prep or Central Kitsap will emerge from today’s Narrows League 4A regular-season game as boys soccer league champion, but the winner will take a big step toward capturing the title.
The league-leading Lions, who play host to the Cougars at 7 tonight, enter with a league record of 10-0-2, while Central Kitsap is firstname.lastname@example.org 253-597-8271 blog.thenewstribune.com/preps Twitter: @DougPaceyTNT